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Right now we're winning, 54-46, but let's croak 'em.
Here's what happened at today's hearing in the Missouri Statehouse, according to the Associated Press.
A standing room only crowd spilled into the Capitol hallway Wednesday to watch a Missouri House committee hearing on a bill barring payment of union dues as a condition of employment.
Union members sat silently as the House Workforce Development committee debated the merits of "right-to-work" legislation. The measure's sponsor, Rep. Eric Burlison, said the measure would increase Missouri's economic competiveness. He said companies are not relocating to Missouri because it is not a "freedom to work state."
The committee's Democrats argued that the measure would allow people to "freeload" by garnering benefits from a union contract but not paying any dues.Meanwhile, Progress Missouri posted audio of national No Rights At Work representatives conspiring with state lawmakers to pass the bill. They were holding a strategy session last night in the State Capitol. You can listen to the audio here.